Friday, May 27, 2022

Fresh

Fresh
ideas can burst through stagnation’s chain.
Close-mindedness can be struck dumb
by forward thinking.

It’s chic to defy inaction, to do something—
exchange sentient words,
dissect dogmas that prefer the devil they know.

Tradition doesn’t know as many devils
as orthodoxy can lead so many to believe;

to live, to grow, to feed all children
equally,
convention must try new things—
gray skirts, polka dotted pants, rainbow kilts,
and repurposed evening combat boots
might be the thing to keep that old dog
enjoying life-enriching new tricks.

Just think…
and do something
fresh.

 
- for Poets and Storyteller’s United--Friday Writings #28: Heartening and Unselfish.

18 comments:

  1. As your words suggest, they say there is nothing new under the sun but there probably is a great deal we have not opened our eyes and minds to, to make a better world.

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  2. I hear a 'never give up' behind these words – inspiring!

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  3. Och aye, that's a bonny kilt! And I like the idea of "evening combat boots" too.

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  4. Love it I am always in for 'life-enriching new tricks,

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  5. March on, beat the drum, see the light. Have the very best weekend.

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  6. Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Just think
    and do something
    yes I support this line of thinking

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  8. I'm imagining the wardrobe you describe...and I'm loving it!

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  9. Always there is a better solution, just waiting in the crevasses of the mind .

    muchđź’›love

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  10. A very upbeat and inspiring poem, Maga. I've been thinking a lot lately about doing something fresh. Who knows, I might even send you letters! :)

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  11. Polka-dotted pants... yes!!! definitely!!! Hunting online now!

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  12. What a delightful post! I am a firm believer in reinvention!! Have always known you are as well! Love, Helen

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  13. It's time to get out of the old and into the new. And I love that kilt!! I'm in the midst of overhauling and clearing out, making space for new things. And just giving myself room to breathe.

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  14. Your writing always moves me..jolts me..ignites hidden worlds in me..I love the images you paint and poetic blades you wield..I can never get enough of your writing. wishing my witchy kindred a beautiful and magical wkd. Thanks for always inspiring..

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  15. I read again, neat reminiscing. Not sure that the now generation knows the meaning of the word, "chic".
    Perhaps I can publish my comment today?
    ..
    Jim
    ..
    p.s. My wife and youngest granddaughter walked over to the Today "Square". They have a sign but didn't get shown first panning. Daughter stayed back and is working ""at home" this morning. They are babysitting the next youngest's cat while she is "holidaying" in the Azores. Her apt is in downtown Manhattan so the two walked over.
    ..

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  16. I think, to stay creative, is to stay happy and alive. Your poem reminds us that not all stuff is use-and-throw. Now where is my old pair of combat boots?



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  17. Every thing comes back after a while. Nice thoughts.

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